Mountain Dew Cupcakes


Mountain Dew Cupcakes

Coming from Bridgett at the Happy Little Tomato,try something new with your homemade cupcake recipe, and add Mountain Dew into the batter. These moist cupcakes have a wonderful citrus flavor that is perfect for the spring time. Topped with a butter cream frosting, they're simply heavenly.


  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup Mountain Dew
  • juice from one lemon and two limes
  • zest from one lemon and two limes (separate into two piles, as you will use some for the butter cream frosting)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Mountain Dew
  • juice from one half a lemon and half a lime
  • remaining zest from the cupcake recipe (half a lemon and one whole lime)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • neon green food coloring (or blue and green if you don't have green)



For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat the butter till light and fluffy for about thirty seconds.
  3. Add in sugar, lemon and lime zest on medium high until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time. scraping down the sides of the bowl in between.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add in your flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture.Turn on low for about 5 seconds.
  6. Add in the mountain dew, the lemon and lime juice and the lemon extract. Mix together until blended well.
  7. Scoop the mixture into paper lined muffin tins and then fill each until they are about 2/3rd's full. Then place the muffins in the oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  8. Remove them from the tins and allow to completely cool prior to frosting. Make your butter cream frosting while the cupcakes are baking.


For the Frosting:

  1. Beat the butter on medium high until blended and creamy.
  2. Add in half the sugar, turn the mixer on low for 5 seconds.
  3. Add the mountain dew, zests and lemon extract, beat until combined.
  4. Add food coloring to the desired color.
  5. Gradually add the remaining sugar until you have the thickness/sweetness you desire.
  6. Frost the cupcakes. {i keep mine in the fridge since they are butter cream frosting}. serve and enjoy!





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This is the perfect desert to bring during those pot lucks in the office during the month of March for the "Green" holiday. Perhaps with a few red sprinkles it could go right into December holidays as well. I am sure those with a love of Mountain Dew will love it any time of the year.

My aunt is a fanatic about Mountain Dew. She is not much of a sweet eater but I bet she will get a kick out of these cupcakes. The next time there is a family function, I will be sure to make these just for her.


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